Talk about not living up to the hype. Here we are making all sorts of preparations for impending trades at the deadline and we got the squeak of a mouse instead of the roar of a lion. BOOOOOOORIIIIIIING! What a disappointment. With all the names bandied about in discussions and all the possibilities we could have seen from contenders looking to add a few missing pieces to the puzzle, we got bupkus. Diddley-squat. Sure, there were a couple of things which I’ll discuss right now, but all in all, I’d say this was a very disappointing season for deals. The only hope we can have now is that a ton of big named, high-priced guys clear waivers over the next month and we get just a little bit more action. In the meantime, here’s the fantasy recap of those ho-hum deals we did witness.
Homer Bailey made history Tuesday night as he tossed his second career no-hitter. We'll break down his efforts to this point of the 2013 season and try to read the tea leaves if you will to determine just what you should expect from the big righty in the second half of the season. Carlos Gonzalez has been a special performer yet again for the Rockies. However, he's seemingly changed his approach at the dish which might be a cause for some pause when looking at expectations for the second half. Oh, and then there is Yasiel Puig. How nuts has his effort been to this point and how quickly should you be selling him in re-draft leagues? We'll investigate.
To say that Tuesday’s slate of games was loaded with excitement would be an obvious understatement. From Homer Bailey’s second career no-hitter to Leonys Martin becoming the newest owner of baseball’s longest current hitting streak there was enough action to keep fantasy owners drooling over the jam-packed box scores. You know Bailey’s got a little Rounding the Bases award coming his way, so before we get to that, let’s hit a few of the other big-ticket news items first and then hit the statistical highs and lows of the evening.